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Probably more exciting than soccer anyway


A retired greyhound disrupted a professional soccer game in England when the floodlights and crowd noise brought back memories of her racing days.

Fool’s Mile escaped from owner Jane Holland and ran four circuits of the pitch, halting play between Blackpool Reserves and Burnley Reserves and prompting a standing ovation from spectators.

Holland said the five-year-old greyhound with 11 wins to her name appeared to be reliving her glory days.

March 10, 2008 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Probably more exciting than soccer anyway

Wrong number? Evidently not.

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Tyneside man Anthony Hubbocks sent a flirty text to a wrong number – and ended up engaged to a Welsh woman.

Michelle Morris mistakenly thought his message was from a male friend of her own and fired off a cheeky reply, reports the Daily Mirror.

The pair then talked on the phone and got on so well that…they are now engaged to be wed.

March 10, 2008 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Wrong number? Evidently not.

Kitten loses at least three of its’ nine lives (Thanks, Knight Rider)

[An Australian] woman determined not to let her kitten become the second victim of a hungry python broke her wrist and was bitten twice as she repeatedly punched the large snake.

Ruth Butterworth, 58, of Bridgeman Downs on Brisbane’s northside, said that as her mother’s cat had been crushed to death days earlier, she knew she had to act to stop her kitten, Tuffy, from suffering the same fate.


“It was almost dark and I saw this silhouette coming down, and I knew what was about to happen to Tuffy,” she said. “Here was this evil thing coming out of the fence, coming down, and within a couple of seconds it had the cat.”

Ms Butterworth had been calling Tuffy, but the kitten playfully ran back and forth in front of the fence before the snake struck.

“I just started punching the thick part of the snake where it was about the size of my arm,” Ms Butterworth said. “I wasn’t looking, I just kept punching until it let go.”

The snake bit Ms Butterworth twice before it released Tuffy, who ran indoors. It wasn’t until Tuffy was safe and Ms Butterworth fell backwards to get away from the snake that she realised she had broken her wrist and been bitten.

March 10, 2008 Posted by | animals, People | 1 Comment